Falls & Fractures

California Nursing Home Falls & Fractures Attorneys

Holding Negligent Caregivers Accountable

At Lanzone Morgan, we have a profound understanding of the level of care that skilled nursing facilities and other healthcare providing facilities owe to you and your loved one. If an elderly resident faces a fall and an injury, it points to the level of unprofessionalism being practiced at the facility.

We have a team of skilled attorneys who have years of dedicated practice in litigation against care facilities that were involved in elder abuse cases due to neglect or forced abuse. We have also come across a number of cases in which we found out that the nursing facilities lacked measures that are supposed to prevent the risk of falls, and if they did, they failed to carry out a fall prevention protocol. We are proud to have successfully helped elderly patients get what they deserve: Their rights!

According to a study, a large number of elderly residents who take sleep medication or those who take it for the first time are at an increased risk of facing a fall incident.

If you suspect that an elderly relative or any elderly resident of a skilled nursing facility faced a fall injury and the facility failed to execute a fall-prevention plan, you should consider calling us at (562) 512-5505 to speak to our Certified Senior Advisor today!

Quality Care is Essential for Preventing Injury

Shifting an elderly loved one to a nursing home where they are dependent on a caretaker for all their day-to-day needs like eating, medication, and personal hygiene is not easy. Things that you might not consider, like open windows or staircases, can cause nursing home fall and fracture injuries. When you transfer your loved one to a skilled nursing facility, you need to consider a number of things. You need to be sure that the facility has ample staff, and the standards of living are normal.

However, the blind trust on nursing facility staff members results in cases of falls and fractures in the care facility. In a study, it was observed that almost 50% of elderly residents in nursing facilities experienced a fall incident annually, out of which 10% resulted in serious injuries like arm, leg, or hip fractures.

To avoid situations in which elderly residents end up falling and hurting themselves, there are a number of conditions that should be strictly followed by staff members in nursing homes:

  • Ensure the environment is free of accident hazards
  • Provide each elderly resident with adequate information to prevent accidents
  • Use assistive devices and aids to help improve resident safety
  • Use tab alarms or bed alarms to help alert staff when residents get out of bed

Call Now to Discuss Your Case

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, almost 1,800 patients die each year as a result of nursing home falls. This problem is constantly growing, and you should be aware of such cases if you have an elderly loved one staying in a nursing home facility.

Nursing homes with inadequately trained staff and improper fall prevention protocols are highly likely to cause falls and fractures to elderly patients. Dim lighting, slippery/wet floors, and mis-balanced beds, chairs, and mobility devices also make up for a large number of fall incidents, which can result in fractures and even severe health problems.

We offer free consultations. Send us a message or call (562) 512-5505 today.

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    This firm was empathetic, informative, and patient with my family and me during the entire litigation. With their help, we received a fair settlement from the memory care facility and most importantly brought us a sense of justice and peace.

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